Executive Moves

Booz Allen Names Kevin Richards, Tony Sharp to Cyber Leadership Roles; Bill Phelps Quoted

Booz Allen Hamilton

Booz Allen Hamilton has appointed Kevin Richards to lead Strategic Cyber Readiness and Response and Tony Sharp to head Security Architecture and Engineering within the company Cyber Business. Richards will serve as an executive vice president and lead Booz Allen’s Strategic Cyber Readiness and Response teams. 

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DoD Research, Engineering Leaders Michael Griffin, Lisa Porter to Step Down

Michael Griffin

Michael Griffin, undersecretary of Research and Engineering at the Department of Defense (DoD) and a two-time Wash100 Award winner, and his deputy Lisa Porter will leave their current posts on July 10, Defense News reported Tuesday. Griffin and Porter said in a letter to their staff that they have decided to pursue together a career opportunity in the private sector.

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Kronos Workforce Institute Names Chris Mullen as Executive Director; Joyce Maroney Quoted

Chris Mullen

Kronos’ Workforce Institute has appointed Chris Mullen as executive director to succeed founder Joyce Maroney, who will retire at the end of June, the company reported on Tuesday. He will assume the role on July 1, 2020, bringing more than 15 years of experience as an Human Resources (HR) leader and practitioner. 

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Sethuraman Panchanathan Confirmed as NSF Director

Dr. Panchanathan

Sethuraman Panchanathan has been confirmed to serve as director of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Prior to his appointment, Panchanathan held the roles of executive vice president for Knowledge Enterprise Development and chief research and innovation officer at Arizona State University.

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Vice Adm. Bill Galinis Assumes Commander Role at NAVSEA

Bill Galinis

Vice Adm. Bill Galinis, former program executive officer for ships at the U.S. Navy, has succeeded Vice Adm. Tom Moore as commander of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). Galinis will lead more than 83,000 personnel in carrying out research, development, delivery and maintenance efforts for the Navy's vessels, combat and weapons systems under his new role, NAVSEA said Friday.

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MITRE Expands Advisory Divisions to Advocate for National Security & Health Safety; Bill LaPlante, Dr. Jay Schnitzer Quoted

Dr. Jay Schnitzer

MITRE has developed two new leadership counsels to advise the company on current challenges that pose threats to the nation, the company reported on Monday. With the expansion of MITRE’s Center for Technology & National Security (CTNS) and Coronavirus Commission for Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes, the company will advance national security, technology and health safety.

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Kathryn Wheelbarger to Step Down From DoD Post; Mark Esper Quoted

Kathryn Wheelbarger

Kathryn Wheelbarger, acting assistant secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, is slated to step down from her role on July 4, Reuters reported Thursday. Wheelbarger is responsible for handling policy issues involving European nations, NATO allies, Russia, Africa, the Middle East and the Western hemisphere.

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DoD Names Dave Spirk CDO of Office of CIO; Dana Deasy Quoted

Dave Spirk

The Department of Defense (DoD) has appointed Dave Spirk as the new chief data officer (CDO). In his new role, he will help the department execute its Digital Modernization Strategy, bringing years of experience within data modernization and transformation. Spirk will begin in his new role in the Department on June 22, 2020.

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Spok Appoints Former Cisco Executive Brett Shockley to Board of Directors; Royce Yudkoff Quoted

Brett Shockley

Spok Holdings has added its third executive of concequence to the company's board to drive cloud-based software solutions and software. Brett Shockley, former senior leader of Cisco, will bring ample experience within emerging technologies and cloud development to the team. 

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